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Honoring Lieutenant Colonel Tyrone A. Williams March 25, 2015
Bennie Thompson, D-MS
"Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor a remarkable public servant, Lieutenant Colonel Tyrone A. Williams."
Tribute To Dr. Michael Colegrove March 16, 2015
Mitch McConnell, R-KY
"Dr. Colegrove graduated from Cumberland College, currently known as the University of the Cumberlands, in 1971. In addition to working for the school for 40 years, he spent 30 years in the U.S. Army Reserve and retired with the rank of colonel in 2003. Dr. Colegrove earned a master of arts from Eastern Kentucky University and a doctor of philosophy from Vanderbilt University. He is also a graduate of the U.S. War College. "
Negotiations With Iran March 12, 2015
John McCain, R-AZ
"I would ask my friend, isn’t this in some ways a Greek tragedy? Isn’t this in some ways a situation where we sacrifice so much? And thanks to the inspired, fantastic leadership of General Petraeus and Colonel McFarland and all of those individuals who fought so well and led so well, we had it won, it was stabilized. And now because of the President’s decision not to leave a residual force, we are seeing capitals in the Middle East—whether it be Sana’a, Baghdad, Beirut, or Damascus—we are now seeing an overwhelming Iranian presence that is dedicated, among other things, to the extinction of the State of Israel. "
Honoring The Life Of Lt. Colonel Gerald K. Carman March 4, 2015
Andy Barr, R-KY
"Mr. Speaker, I rise today to take this moment to celebrate the life, and note the passing of Lt. Colonel Gerald K. Carman of the United States Air Force."
Honoring The Hon. Paul Volcy March 3, 2015
Brian Higgins, D-NY
"Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor the late Paul Volcy, a former Buffalo City Court Judge and decorated Vietnam veteran. Throughout his lifetime, Mr. Volcy sought out adventure and faced the challenges soon wrought by life’s thrills with an enterprising spirit and “can-do” attitude. Mr. Volcy was born and raised in the South Bronx, before moving back to his mother’s homeland of Puerto Rico. After completing a semester at the University of Puerto Rico, Mr. Volcy soon realized his current pursuits were boring and unfulfilling. This realization led him to join the U.S. Army in 1966. He began his tour in Vietnam as a first lieutenant, but was soon promoted to captain. His bilingual ability and training in the Vietnamese language helped him function as a troubleshooter for his colonel in Saigon, and when supplies diminished, he had a unique ability to fill up shortages. At the end of his tour, which also included field duty, he was awarded a Bronze Star. After his military discharge, Mr. Volcy completed his Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Puerto Rico and then returned to the United States to earn his law degree from the University at Buffalo. Post-graduation, he briefly worked in private practice before recognizing his call to public service. Mr. Volcy became an attorney in the office of Buffalo’s corporation counsel, working there for five years on civil rights cases, and then an additional two years in the New York State Attorney General’s Office. In 2001, then-Mayor Anthony Masiello appointed Mr. Volcy as a City Court judge. After completing his term, Mr. Volcy returned to the Attorney General’s Office in Buffalo, where he spent 10 years in the Court of Claims, specializing in defending against medical malpractice and in personal injury cases. He retired as an Assistant Attorney General in 2011. Complementing his passion for service was his knack for organizing and community activism. Mr. Volcy was a leader in the Buffalo Hispanic community and helped to found the Western New York Hispanic and Friend’s Civic Association, an organization committed to social justice and empowerment of Buffalo’s growing Hispanic community. Mr. Volcy was admired for his dedication to and tireless efforts toward empowering the Hispanic community. He enjoyed a wonderful life with his wife Susan and his daughter Suzanne. Mr. Speaker, it is with great pride that I rise today to celebrate the life of Mr. Paul Volcy. I ask my colleagues to join me in honoring Mr. Volcy and his contributions to the Buffalo community."

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